Earthlings, Who Are You Voting For? is a documentary project created by people who have difficulty getting their bearings in the surrounding world and who probably did not excel in school. To be politically correct – they have a learning disability. This does not prevent them, however, from having an original and novel perspective on the world around them, sensitivity, curiosity and even audacity – all necessary traits of a documentary filmmaker. In Inventura’s six-month documentary workshop under the direction of Linda Jablonská, a film emerged which demonstrates that even people with a learning disability can get their bearings in public spaces and have a political opinion. The Dokumentality crew followed a phenomenon which affects all of us – elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. They participated in pre-election meetings and recorded surveys with citizens as well as politicians on topics which in other media are unusual to say the least. External cameras captured everything that happened in the vicinity – the reactions of security personnel, supporters and opponents of particular political parties. The film crew also investigated whether political correctness and pre-election promises aren’t just empty slogans, and attempted to reveal the extent to which – 20 years after the revolution – a prejudice against everything that is not “completely normal” is still rooted in the Czech psyche.
The screening will be followed by an audience discussion with Linda Jablonska. The screening is in partnership with the Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.